Train yourself, family and kids, using easy to follow, step-by-step, kind, fun, effective, tried and tested, successful methods and dog psychology.

Absolutely no fear or force, pulling or pushing, shouting, punishments or corrections… instead motivating the dog using rewards, to “want” to do as you ask.

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All profits from this eBook are donated to not-for-profits.

50% is donated to Velma’s Pets As Therapy registered charity.

50% is donated to the veterinarian and food costs for rescued animals

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A fun, family dog training manual for adults to read with children.

Using dog psychology and fun, kind, effective, respectful, reward based, easy to follow, step by step methods.

No Fear! No force! No corrections! No punishments!

These are the favourite methods that all dogs want us to use to train them especially the shy, timid, fearful, gentle or sensitive dogs.


  • Easy to follow, step by step, effective and fun methods for adults and older children.
  • Modern dog and animal psychology, kindness, love and games, and training methods your dog will enjoy.
  • A strong foundation in dog training skills so effective that you will be able to write your own dog training program. (This manual is used in our professional dog trainers’ course.)
  • The number one cause of failed dog training is due to inconsistency from other family members. All the family can learn the same fun methods to be consistent, achieving success and a well trained dog in the quickest possible time.
  • It is written deliberately to be fun to keep dog training sessions playful, rewarding and successful for the dog and the family. When our dog and human brain are in play mode, we learn more and faster.
  • The uniqueness about this book, is that it teaches the significant skills and information for you can use to write your own dog training programs.
  • Did you know that 95% of dog to dog communication is nonverbal? We understand how dogs think and feel and use their own communication methods to train them. We suggest using a hand signal or gesture as well as one word per command. The verbal is for you. The signal or gesture is what the dog will notice, faster and quicker than any verbal.

Table of contents

  • All dog training should be fun for you and the dog
  • A very special “thank you” to, and proudly introducing Fleur, co-author
  • Introducing some of my own darling dogs from over the years
  • Why listen to Velma? Velma’s associated dog training experience and qualifications
  • You can book a private dog training consultation with Velma
  • It’s essential to choose the right trainer for you and your dog – use our check list
  • The importance of choosing the right breed and aged of dog for your and your family
  • How to choose the right rescue group or shelter
  • Do rescue dogs come with problems?
  • How to set up yourself and the dog… to be winners!
  • Learn an excellent foundation in dog training skills
    • How to succeed in becoming an awesome, fully competent and kind pet dog trainer
    • How to understand and communicate with dogs on a whole different conscious level
  • Dog / Pet training methods and myths
    • Why should I use reward based training methods?
    • My professional dog trainer doesn’t believe in giving rewards
    • How do I know if the methods I or my dog trainer are using are unethical or scary and not reward based?
    • Does age matter? Is my dog too young or too old to train?
    • Does my aged matter? Am I or my child too young or too old to learn the methods in this book?
    • Should we train dogs with food?
    • I don’t want to use food treats, or my dog will get fat
    • It’s my dog’s fault. S/he has selective hearing!
    • My dog loves me slapping him when I praise him
    • I have to use a harsh tone of voice to get respect?
    • Is it OK to say “no” to my dog when s/he does something I don’t like?
    • When my dog’s done something wrong, I tell her / him off. Is that OK?
    • My dog knows s/he’s done something wrong when I come home because he looks guilty
    • My dog pees or poops on the carpet “on purpose” because I left him/her in the house for hours, or to punish me for something
    • I don’t need to learn any dog training skills because my partner / friend / parent / neighbours / work colleague / trainer at the local dog training club gives me advice
  • The important main dog training rules
  • Be aware… there will be a learning curve
  • Reward training using food as training treats
  • Timing is everything – using the “yes” word
  • The word “yes” and clicker training
  • Timing exercise to upgrade your training skills
  • The “jackpot” – fabulous fun and extremely effective
  • How to prepare for training?
  • Easy, fun games combining –
    • Teaching the dog to focus on you
    • Teaching her / his name
    • Teaching the recall
  • Game 1 – A fun game teaching focus, coming when called (the recall) and her name
  • Game 2 – A fun game teaching focus, coming when called (the recall) her name and the word “yes”
  • Trouble shooting – valuable tips
  • The recall – considering influencing factors
  • There are times when you should NOT call your dog
  • How to walk the dog on the leash under control – using the “yes” word
  • The opportunistic method – dogs love being trained this way
  • Training a dog to “sit” on first command!
  • The “licky lure” method to teach the “sit”
  • Training the “drop” (lay down)
  • The “licky lure” method to teach lay down
  • Training the “stay”
  • Training the “long stay”
  • Training “walking the dog” under control
    • The 3 main parts to teaching yourself and the dog lead skills
    • Correct equipment
    • Preparing a dog to walk calmly on a lead
    • Teaching the dog to keep the lead slack
    • Practice – Training a dog to walk calmly on a lead
    • Revision
    • Maintaining the calm walk
    • Story – teaching a German Shepherd to walk calmly
    • Effective practice methods
  • Preventing a dog jumping up on people – when off leash
  • Preventing a dog jumping up on people – when on a leash
  • Preventing pawing at people
  • Training puppies and energetic dogs to be calm
  • Preventing biting / nipping / mouthing
  • Managing teething
  • Teach all home members this method
  • Teaching your dog not to mouth or bite
  • Training a dog to “bark” on command
  • Training a dog to stop barking
  • Nuisance barking
  • Training a dog to bark for a short while only, without you having to go to them to stop them from barking
  • Training a dog to “go to place”
  • Training a dog to “target”
  • Where to find other helpful educational, interesting and fun resources